Georgia State freshmen take annual community plunge to clean up 4th Ward

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ATLANTA – As part of the annual Freshman Community Plunge, volunteers from Georgia State University’s Class of 2019 teamed up with neighbors in the south Old Fourth Ward on Saturday, August 29 for a community clean up.
The clean up was organized in partnership with Atlanta City Councilmember Kwanza Hall. Projects included light trash pickup in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic District and the Boulevard Tunnel. The City of Atlanta’s Department of Public Works provided staff and equipment for street sweeping, cutting of overgrowth, and pressure washing.
Councilman Hall is a longstanding supporter of the Freshman Community Plunge which is organized by the Georgia State University Office of Civic Engagement.
“I am grateful to Georgia State University for its continued commitment to the Freshman Community Plunge,” said Hall. “It’s a great way to introduce students to the community they will call home for the next few years.”
Each year, Hall’s office introduces volunteers to neighborhoods and people near the Georgia State campus. This year, student volunteers took the Atlanta Streetcar to travel to and from the volunteer site. There they met longtime Old Fourth Ward resident and senior advocate Mrs. Helene Mills and her neighbors who identified the volunteer projects for the day. On their way back to campus, they visited the home of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Over the years, volunteers from the Office of Civic Engagement have joined District 2 neighbors for clean ups along the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine, downtown, the Old Fourth Ward, and as part of Hall’s Year of Boulevard initiative.
For more information, contact Councilmember Hall’s office at or 404-406-5296.  Councilman Hall is also reachable via social media on Facebook at and Twitter at


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